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Here's one clue: Just 10 percent of Americans own 80 percent of the stock wealth.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Mar 11, 2013
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The number of unauthorized immigrants from Mexico and Latin America has dropped considerably since 2007, thanks to a weak U.S. economy, new enforcement measures and an aging Mexican population.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jan 28, 2013
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The U.S. is very forthcoming with data about the federal budget. It's easy to forget how rare that is.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jan 24, 2013
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As a result of the fiscal cliff deal, there's a special new tax bracket that only 500 people will fall into.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jan 18, 2013
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For decades, U.S. high-school graduation rates have been stagnating. But according to a new paper they've climbed rapidly since 2000. The reasons are, however, a mystery.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jan 15, 2013
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Rates of insurance among young adults grew over two years, right after the health care law required dependent coverage to extend up to age 26. Those gains may have plateaued.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Dec 19, 2012
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Typically after a horrific mass shooting, there's plenty of media discussion about gun control. But interest often wanes after a month or two.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Dec 15, 2012
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In his decision to lead the Heritage Foundation, Sen. Jim DeMint isn't taking any old think tank job. He's inheriting the top-paid think tank post in Washington.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Dec 6, 2012
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For years, the United States has been known as the land of the gas guzzler. But that's been changing since 2007. The average fuel economy of new cars in the United States has ticked up significantly. And vehicle emissions are dropping as a result.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Dec 5, 2012
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Women aren't having fewer babies, despite what you may have heard. They're having more, just later in life.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 4, 2012
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For over a decade now, Gallup has polled Americans on their satisfaction with health care costs. They've recently noticed a gap between satisfaction of the privately insured and those with Medicare or Medicaid.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Nov 30, 2012
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The economy is not where it should be. But "where it should be" is getting worse too.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 29, 2012
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